Crystal Palace's Zaire-born Belgian striker Christian Benteke celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Southampton at Selhurst Park in south London on December 3, 2016. Photo: ANP/ AFP Ian Kington
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The Congo’s gift to Belgium

To many sports lovers, the French national football team is a beacon of multiculturalism and racial integration. For several decades now, the Les Blues has largely been composed of white, black and Arab players, all proudly united under the French flag and the national anthem, the Marseillaise. One country that has also followed the French example of assimilation is Belgium, as Enock Muchinjo explains through the story of Belgian international Christian Benteke.